‘What Is That?’: a sparrow to teach tolerance between generations
This Greek short film made in 2007 shows a father and son sitting on a bench. Suddenly a sparrow lands across them. What is That? is the story of a life journey reminding us that intergenerational relations should be about genuine love, care, and tolerance for one another, no matter what age we are and cognitive abilities we have.
“Today, my youngest Son, who is turning three in a few days, was sitting with me at the courtyard when a Sparrow landed in front of us. My Son asked me 21 times what it was and I answered all 21 times that it was a Sparrow. I hugged and kissed him on his forehead every single time he pops the same question again and again. I didn’t feel mad but felt only love and affection for my innocent little boy.”
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